I first discovered how good DK software was when I bought my daughter Play & Learn:Reading and Counting. She absolutely loved it and I was very impressed with the simplicity and style of it. I would put it on and leave her to it! Learning Ladder is a natural progression from this and I find it invaluable for supporting my daughter's school education. She loves this software and will spend hours doing the activities not realising she is learning at the same time she is having so much fun. I would highly recommend this software to anyone with children under 5. Dorling Kindersley is now my educational software of choice.